• 7th Annual Startup of the Year Global Competition & Summit

     

    The 2019 Startup of the Year Winner is...re:3D

     

    2019 Startup of the Year Winner | re:3D

    2nd Place | IMMERTEC

    3rd Place | SecondKeys

     

    Pictured (left): Samantha L. Snabes, (re:3D, Founder; Air Force Reserves Veteran)

    re:3D is based in Austin & Houston, TX; San Juan, PR

    #SOTYSummit is a curated experience for founders, corporate innovation leads, and investors to make meaningful relationships with the backdrop of Memphis as the 2019 canvas.

     

    Summit is also the culmination of the year-long Startup of the Year competition, where the Top 100 Semifinalists will pitch, showcase, and compete.

  • SOTY SUMMIT 2019 SCHEDULE

    MONDAY, OCTOBER 14

    5 PM - 7 PM

    Welcome Party presented by Twilio

    Hu Hotel Rooftop

    79 Madison Avenue

    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15

    8 AM - 3 PM

    Check in & Registration

    Main Entrance, AutoZone Park

    200 Union Avenue

     

    8 AM - 3 PM

    Hospitality Lounge presented by Indigo AG

    Bowtie Bar, 2nd floor, AutoZone Park

     

    8 AM - 9 AM

    Grab n' Go Breakfast

    Hospitality Lounge, 2nd floor, AutoZone Park

     

    8:30 AM

    Welcome Remarks

    Hospitality Lounge, 2nd floor, AutoZone Park

     

    9 AM - NOON

    Curated Matchmaking for Startups, Investors & Corporate Innovators

    2nd Floor, AutoZone Park

     

    11:30 AM - 1 PM

    Networking Lunch presented by Adams Keegan

    Charlie Vergos Rendezvous

    - in Charlie Vergos Rendezvous Alley

     

    1 PM - 3 PM

    Curated Matchmaking for Startups, Investors & Corporate Innovators

    2nd floor, AutoZone Park

     

    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Taco Fiesta hosted by Launch Pad in honor of the Top 100

    (Private)

    Launch Pad Memphis

    50 South BB King Boulevard

     

    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Private VIP Networking Event (Invitation Only)

    Orion Federal Credit Union

    400 Monroe Avenue

     

    6 PM - 8 PM

    SOTY Showcase & Celebration

    presented by Epicenter

    Open to the public

    Purchase tickets here

    Home Plate Corridor, 1st floor, AutoZone Park

    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16

    9 AM

    On-site Summit Check-in & Registration

    Main Entrance, AutoZone Park

     

    9 AM - 3 PM

    Hospitality Lounge presented by Indigo AG

    Hospitality Lounge, 2nd floor, AutoZone Park

     

    9 AM - 10 AM

    Grab n' Go Breakfast

    Hospitality Lounge, 2nd floor, AutoZone Park

     

    10 AM - NOON

    First-round of Pitching

    (Private - all judges and startups must arrive at 9am)

    Suites, 3rd Floor, AutoZone Park

     

    11 AM - 1 PM | Lunch @ the Ballpark presented by University of Memphis

    Boxed Lunches

    2nd floor, AutoZone Park

     

    1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Live SOTY Podcast All-Star Interviews

    2nd floor, AutoZone Park

     

    4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    SOTY Top 5 Finals & Happy Hour

    Open to the public

    Purchase tickets here

    Peabody Hotel Rooftop & Skydeck

    118 S 2nd St

     

    9 PM

    After-party Block Party hosted by Start Co.

    Barboro Alley

    Btw Union and Gayoso Avenue

  • WHAT TO EXPECT

    Monday - Welcome Soiree at the Hu Hotel overlooking the Mighty Mississippi River

    Tuesday - Startup/Investor/Corporate Matchmaking, Mentor Sessions, Lunch at downtown hotspot, SOTY Showcase & Celebration at AutoZone Park

    Wednesday - Private Startup Judging, SOTY Top 5 Finals Live from the Peabody Skydeck, After-party at Barboro Allley

    Investors, Corporate Innovators & Accelerators

    • Meet high quality, diverse startups
    • Network with other industry leaders
    • Mentor & advise up-and-coming companies

    Founders & Entrepreneurs

    • Build your network
    • Connect with quality investors & potential partners
    • Grow your business

    7th Annual Startup of the Year Global Competition

    • Top 100 rising startups from around the world - VOTE for your favorite rising Semifinalists on the People's Online Choice polls.
    • Startup Showcase and Celebration, featuring all Semifinalists
    • Top 5 Finalists will pitch live to a high powered panel of judges and the Summit audience
    • 2019 SOTY Winner could receive up to $100K in investments, American Airline Business Extra points, and more! 

     

    Celebrations of innovation at downtown Memphis hotspots​

    • Rooftop at the new Hu Hotel with unbeatable views of the Mississippi River
    • AutoZone Park - home of the Memphis Redbirds & the Memphis 901 FC
    • The Peabody Memphis Rooftop Skydeck
    • Orion FCU HQ at the historic, renovated Wonder Bread site
  • MEET THE CO-PRESENTERS

    There are only two steps to building the future: Start and Never Stop.

    Start Co. is part venture development group and part accelerator, building innovators and innovations for the city of tomorrow, all with inclusion at the forefront. Start Co. accelerates technology startup companies and their founders. They support the development and implementation of intelligent technology and data for civic efficiency. They position minority entrepreneurs at the center of economic growth.

    Establishing a new program, project, product, or company marks the first day of something with unlimited potential.

    Established is a consultancy focused on helping organizations with their innovation, startup, and communication strategies. Created by the talent responsible for building the Tech.Co brand (acquired by an international publishing company), EST leverages decades of experience to help collaborators best further (or create) their brand and accomplish their goals.

    Powered by Established, the Startup of the Year™ program is a global competition, world-wide community, and resource to elevate startup founders. Since 2006, the Established team has discovered and supported the most promising and innovative startups from around the world via the Investment Community, Daily Dealflow newsletter, SOTY Podcast, activation events, and more.

  • CONNECT WITH STARTUP OF THE YEAR™

    #SOTYSummit

    Startup of the Year Twitter
    Startup of the Year Facebook
    Startup of the Year Instagram
    Startup of the Year LinkedIn